, Best Practices
, Health Behavior
, Health Policy
, Health Promotion
, Infectious Disease
, Primary Care
, Risk Management
, STDs (Sexually Transmitted Infections)
, Viral Infections
Release Date: February 10, 2017
Expiration Date: February 28, 2019 (subject to change)
- CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
Reference Number: 16112433
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Despite guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Preventive Services Task Force that advocate for universal opt-out HIV testing of adolescents and adults, recent evidence suggests that these recommendations are not routinely followed in clinical practice. Indeed, an estimated 13% of the 1.2 million individuals living with HIV in the United States are undiagnosed and, therefore, unable to receive the care and education they need to reduce the risk of transmission and HIV-related morbidity and mortality. In addition, 34% of patients with HIV are not engaged in HIV medical care following diagnosis. Screening for HIV and linking newly diagnosed individuals into HIV medical care are relevant challenges for primary care providers, who face increasing demands due to a growing patient population and shortage of HIV specialists.
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This activity is intended for primary care clinicians, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses.
- Describe the rationale for universal HIV testing of adolescents and adults
- Apply universal HIV testing recommendations in practice
- Identify common barriers to linking patients with newly diagnosed HIV to medical care
Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH
Jason E. Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, FAAN, AACRN
Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC, FAANP
This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies in collaboration with Med-IQ. It is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.
- Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.
- Jason E. Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, FAAN, AACRN: Consulting fees/advisory boards: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
- Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC, FAANP Consulting fees/advisory boards: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
- The writers, peer reviewers, and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
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